Polish developer City Interactive has announced its first Xbox 360 game will be Sniper: Ghost Warrior
. The game puts you in the boots of a highly trained military assassin working in the fictional South American country of Isla Trueno. Your job is to help local rebels overthrow a corrupt, recently-established government.
The screenshots below look beautiful and it appears that the game has a Farcry 2 vibe. I loved Farcry 2, especially for the ethical dilemmas it raised, and I imagine a game all about sniping will have even more gray areas. I've been sniping in first person shooters since GoldenEye and the sniper missions in the Modern Warfare games were the best parts in my opinion, but I don't think sniping has ever been the focus on an FPS before. I'm looking forward to Ghost Warrior's Q2 release.
CITY INTERACTIVE ANNOUNCES ‘SNIPER: GHOST WARRIOR’
New Sniping Game Hits Next Quarter for Xbox 360® and PC
WARSAW, POLAND, March 8, 2010 – Announcing its first-ever video game for the Xbox 360®, City Interactive today unveiled the first screen shots of Sniper: Ghost Warrior. Based on the covert, shadowy world of the military sniper, Sniper: Ghost Warrior throws players into the chaos of a military coup, as they aid the rebels in restoring the rightful government to the embattled country of Isla Trueno.
“With all-new programming airing nationally on the History Channel and the Military Channel regarding the training of snipers and their missions, interest in the art of sniping has never been greater,” said Lisa Rivera, vice president of Sales for City Interactive. “Sniper: Ghost Warrior puts players into the ghillie suit of a sniper as they attempt to accomplish a wide array of sniping and assault missions.”
When the democratic government of Isla Trueno is overthrown, an aggressive and hostile military command rises to power. A highly trained special ops unit is sent in to help the rebels accomplish objectives that only a sniper can handle. In addition to intense sniper missions, players will also take part in a variety of assault scenarios where their prowess with weapons will be a huge help to the undermanned rebels.
Visually gripping with numerous scenarios that include jungle and urban environments, Sniper: Ghost Warrior has several key features:
§ Top of the line ballistic system that accounts for environmental effects like wind and gravity. Track the bullet “trace” as it cuts through the air towards the target. Modern snipers and their spotters rely upon this “trace” to make adjustments.
§ Non-linear gameplay allows players to decide how they wish to approach a situation. Challenges may be completed in several different sequences, giving players the freedom to explore.
§ Variety of mission types from long-range sniping and close quarter combat, to booby-trapping and infiltration.
Sniper: Ghost Warrior is scheduled to ship in Q2 for Xbox 360 and PC.
About City Interactive
City Interactive is an international video game publisher and developer. With a broad range of high-quality products for PC, handhelds and next-gen consoles, City Interactive aims to offer affordable games for casual and special-interest gamers. With a presence in more than 40 markets, City Interactive is one of the world’s fastest-growing interactive entertainment companies. Headquartered in Warsaw, Poland, the company operates through offices in the United States, Germany and the United Kingdom. Since November 2007, City Interactive has been publicly listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.